Patterns in Resource Consumption Definitions

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Ecological Footprint
The theoretical measurement of the amount of land and water a population requires to produce the resources it consumes and to absorb its waste under prevailing technologies.
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Carrying Capacity
The number of people that can be supported by a given ecosystem, given their consumption of natural resources and use of technology
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Biocapacity
The capacity of an area to provide resources and absorb wastes.
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Neo-Malthusian View
There is a finite optimum population size in relation to food supply. Population grows at an exponential rate and can double every 25 years, while Food supply increases at an arithmetic rate, therefore population growth will exceed food supply.
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Anti-Malthusian View
People have the resources to increases their food production because they have the knowledge and technology. Increase in population stimulates changes and when the need arises there will be someone to find a solution. As humans we will adapt.
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The number of people that can be supported by a given ecosystem, given their consumption of natural resources and use of technology

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Carrying Capacity

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The capacity of an area to provide resources and absorb wastes.

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There is a finite optimum population size in relation to food supply. Population grows at an exponential rate and can double every 25 years, while Food supply increases at an arithmetic rate, therefore population growth will exceed food supply.

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People have the resources to increases their food production because they have the knowledge and technology. Increase in population stimulates changes and when the need arises there will be someone to find a solution. As humans we will adapt.

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